doveman

Any way to restrict/minimise pagefile usage?

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What you have -

http://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/

What I also found -

http://www.superspeed.com/desktop/ramdisk.php

RamDisk Plus adds multiple disk support, system page file support<snip>
Don't know what that means... but I reiterate that (probably) even a RAMdisk is paged (it IS in RAM, you know) or the Applications themselves COULD be facilitating paging via the API, in either case you'll be PAGE'd "somewhere". :unsure: Heck, putting a VHD in a RAMdisk and using it instead (double-disks?) may do the same.

Question - if this is a 64-bit OS, why don't you just use a VM and install XP-Mode (limit the RAM) and install the Games there, thus letting the OS/Game do it's thing and be done with it. That is unless all of those games won't run under XP?

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What you have -

http://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/

What I also found -

http://www.superspeed.com/desktop/ramdisk.php

RamDisk Plus adds multiple disk support, system page file support<snip>
Don't know what that means... but I reiterate that (probably) even a RAMdisk is paged (it IS in RAM, you know) or the Applications themselves COULD be facilitating paging via the API, in either case you'll be PAGE'd "somewhere". :unsure: Heck, putting a VHD in a RAMdisk and using it instead (double-disks?) may do the same.

It means that it allows you to to put the pagefile on the RAMDisk I think, basically that it loads early enough in the boot process to allow this

Question - if this is a 64-bit OS, why don't you just use a VM and install XP-Mode (limit the RAM) and install the Games there, thus letting the OS/Game do it's thing and be done with it. That is unless all of those games won't run under XP?

That would only make things worse. The VM, unless running from a RAMDisk, would be loading from HDD and so it would be no better than loading from HDD under Win 7 x64 (probably slower in fact) and the emulated graphics in a VM wouldn't be able to cope with the games anyway.

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